Purchasing a new heating system for your home can be a nerve racking task. If it’s time to replace an aging or worn out furnace we are here to help make the process easier for you.
A heating system is one of the biggest uses of energy in your home but it doesn’t have to be as costly. A furnace’s performance is measured by System Efficiency Ratio (SER™). SER™ is a relatively new standard in the air conditioning and heating industry. It’s an efficiency rating of your installed system, including the effects of the ducting and the construction of your home. To read more information about SER™ click here.
Replacing an existing working furnace
Before quoting to replace your existing furnace, as an NCI certified contractor we measure the SER™ of your system. The test reveals the ratio of actual heating delivery compared to the rated amount the equipment produced when the manufacturer tested the equipment. For example if a furnace worked perfectly, it would be rated at a HSER™ of 100%. But if it only delivered half the heating, the HSER would be 50%. In simple terms, a 14 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) furnace could only operate like 7 SEER equipment.
We test your equipment first to determine the problem with your system then we recommend the best solution for you.
Replacing a worn out or old furnace
Before replacing just the furnace, we look at your house as a whole because your furnace is only one part that affects the SER™. We look at the ductwork and the construction of your home because if any one piece of your system isn’t up to top shape it can affect your SER™, your comfort, and can cost you money.
After analyzing your house and the system we will recommend the best solution for you. It is not uncommon to find the ductwork needs fixing or replacement or other problems caused by your house. But when these problems are fixed and the right furnace installed you will notice the difference in your comfort and your energy bills.
We look at the whole picture to ensure that you receive the best possible comfort system.
Please be sure to protect your family with a Co2 detector if you have a gas furnace.